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Main Office

Department of
Counseling Psychology

School of Education
335 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
MadisonWI  53706-1326

Tel: 608/262-4807
Fax: 608/265-3347

Email: counpsych@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form
The Department of Counseling Psychology is primarily a graduate department, offering an APA-accredited doctoral degree in counseling psychology (PhD) and a master's degree (MS) in counseling specializing in community counseling. The Department emphasizes the integration of multiculturalism and diversity into counseling psychology and is committed to multiculturalism broadly-defined in teaching, research, practice, and service.


Dr. Mindi Thompson selected to give ​a
"Best in Science" Address at the 2016 APA Conference

Mindi Thompson

Congratulations to Dr. Mindi Thompson who was selected to deliver the “Best in Science Address” for the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) at the upcoming Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Denver, Colorado on August 6, 2016. Dr. Thompson's ​upcoming address is entitled, “Social Class: Interrogating its Meaning and Considering Future Directions.”
Read more about her upcoming address.

Congratulations to ​Shufang Sun
​Recipient of ​a 2016 Global Health ​Graduate Student Research Award

Shufang SunCongratulations to Shufang Sun, a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of Counseling Psychology, who is the 2016 recipient of a Global Health Institute Graduate Student Research Award. The grant program supports UW-Madison doctoral students who are exploring potential topics that will enhance global health activities on the UW-Madison campus and beyond. The grant will support Shufang to collect data in China ​with men who have sex with men, with specific focus on issues related to HIV and STIs.
Read more about her study.

Dr. Carmen R. Valdez receives an invitation to participate in the Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnership Academy ​Carmen Valdez

Congratulations to ​Dr. Carmen R. Valdez and her community partner, Jenny Schultz, school counselor at Glacier Edge Elementary School in Verona, WI, who​​ were selected to  participate in the Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnership Academy through the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center (Detroit URC). The Academy will provide mentoring and training to Dr. Valdez and Ms. Schultz as they partner to bring Fortalezas Familiares program to Latino students and their families in Verona elementary schools in the Fall of 2016.

“The Great Psychotherapy Debate:
The Evidence for What Makes Psychotherapy Work” 

“The Great Psychotherapy Debate: The Evidence for What Makes Psychotherapy Work,” has been updated and revised to expand the presentation of the Contextual Model, which is derived from a scientific understanding of how humans heal in a social context and explains findings from a vast array of psychotherapies studies.


Dr. Bruce Wampold is the Patricia L. Wolleat Professor of Counseling Psychology at UW-Madison, and the director of the Research Institute at Modum Bad Psychiatric Center in Vikersund, Norway. Dr. Zac Imel is a graduate of the department and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Utah.
Read More about The Great Psychotherapy Debate


The Department of Counseling Psychology is honored to promote the legacy of John R. Martins. His generous estate-gift will impact the lives of others through the many students he helped train over the years that are carrying on his legacy through their work. Read more about Dr. Martins and his far-reaching influence on the field of Counseling Psychology.

In honor of Dr. Martins, the Department of Counseling Psychology will host the inaugural John Martins Clinical Workshop series that will occur on Friday April 29th, 2016 from 8am to 5:00pm in ​the Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Hanna Levenson to campus for an intermediate state-of-the-art clinical workshop on Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy. Dr. Levenson is an internationally recognized expert in brief dynamic, emotionally-focused, relational psychotherapy.

This workshop requires registration as there are a limited number of seats available. Levenson Announcement and/or contact Dr. Stephanie Graham for more details.

Congratulations to ​Tiffany Jones, a third-year doctoral student, who was awarded a 2016 Marion McCammond Award. This award is ​presented to outstanding students of color who have made contributions to the University community, greater Madison community or the student’s hometown. The award recognizes Tiffany's service activities and initiative in reaching out to assist community needs.

Congratulations to ​​Nick Frost
who was selected as the ​recipient of the 2016 Theodora Herfurth Kubly Minority Fellowship from the School of Education. This award is a dissertation-level fellowship that recognizes Nick’s research and service contributions during his time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

APA-Accredited Internship
for 201​6-2017

Arellys Aguinaga
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Counseling Center

Julia Benjamin
Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital, Boston

Jake Diestelmann

VA Medical Center Syracuse

Nick Frost
University of Southern California Counseling Center

Simon Goldberg

VA Puget Sound, Seattle

Andrea Salazar

California State University, Long Beach Counseling Center

Gwyn Schell
University of Wisconsin-Madison Psychiatry

Numan Turan
Ohio State University Counseling Center

Noah Yulish
Edward Hines VA Chicago

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The CP Training Clinic seeks to offer high-quality, cost- efficient, and multiculturally competent psychological and mental health services, including counseling and psychological assessment, to students and residents of Madison and the surrounding areas.

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